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Evidence reveals it’s corrupt women who corrupt their men

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Zak Malang, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Zak Malang

    Zak Malang JF-Expert Member

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    Katika makala hii iliyotoka leo katika The East African, naona Jenerali asubiri makombora makali kutoka kwa wanajinsia wa upande wea pili.

    Evidence reveals it’s corrupt women who corrupt their men


    The woman who said something to the effect that behind every successful man there is a woman of substance got it right.

    But she of course could have added a rider, to the effect that beneath every male shipwreck sits a huge iceberg.

    One can hardly argue against the first statement, which forms part of our conventional wisdom, seeing as we all have been raised on a diet of narratives of greatness that was achieved by male actors only because they benefited from the silent, unobtrusive and unsung inspiration given to them by their female companions.

    In Mideastern lore, Grandpa Abraham begat humanity, albeit fractious and antagonistic, because his two companions, a sometime barren wife and a dutiful slave girl showed him how to do it.

    In more recent times, and close to our comprehension, Napoleon had his Josephine, Lenin his Krupskaya, Peron his Evita, Charles de Gaulle his beloved Yvonne, JFK his Jackie, Bob Marley his Rita, Lennon his Yoko, and so on. Today we may even add Obama and his Michelle.

    But, at the same time, it is hard not to recognise the female icebergs that have brought doom on male vessels that had seemed to be sailing steady.

    An uppity young Trojan, Paris, might have gone on to claim greater military victories if he had not fallen for the charm of Hellen of Sparta, that city’s king’s wife.

    In the Judeo-Christian tradition, Samson, the Schwarzenegger of the era, could have built a brilliant career in the Olympics of the time if he had not told his lover, Delilah, that all his strength lay in his dreadlocks.

    From that moment all his enemies needed was a pair of scissors and a few sleeping pills, and the giant was done for.

    Clyde was excited about crime, alright, but the encouragement he got from his lover Bonnie gave him an extra boost and may have pushed him to greater bravado and violence, which in the end brought early death to the romantic outlaws.

    It has never been suggested by historians that it was Eva Braun who sent Hitler on Operation Barbarossa to attack the Soviet Union, but who knows, maybe the Fuhrer’s fraulein wanted a little liebensraum of her own in Siberia.

    But we know for sure that Harold Macmillan’s government in the UK was brought down in the 1960s because a curvaceous hooker, Christine Keeler, found a way of sleeping with John Profumo, minister of defence, and a Soviet spy, plus a few others.

    What of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos?

    Was the Filipino war hero turned dictator bewitched by the luxury loving Imelda into raiding his country’s treasury, oppressing his people and killing his opponents? Or was he bound to do it anyway, sweet temptress or not?

    It would be too much to speculate on what would have happened if Charles Prince of Wales had not had his way over Camilla, had the British institutions nixed the controversial marriage.

    If he had, he would have had no right to claim originality in that area, since his great uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne in the 1930s so he could marry his belle, Mrs Simpson, an American divorcee.

    Now, in the wake of the Tunisian events that ousted strongman Ben Ali, we learn, via Wikileaks, that his wife, Leila Trabelsi, was engaged in financial chicanery involving Yasser Arafat’s widow, Suha, and that the first lady defrauded her partner and used her husband’s power to cancel Suha’s Tunisian visa.

    Wikileaks fed the Gulf media outlets, which were in turn monitored in Tunis, where the first family’s greed and Ben Ali’s oppressive regime were already too much, and the pent-up anger simply boiled over.

    Worse, it’s now emerging, before the Ben Ali’s flight from Tunis, Leila literally held up the country’s bullion reserve, taking with her an incredible 1.5 tonnes of gold, worth over $55 million.

    Maybe there is something we can learn from all these examples, even if we do not have to credit the thesis that it’s corrupt women who corrupt their men.

    Jenerali Ulimwengu, chairman of the board of Raia Mwema newspaper, is a political commentator and civil society activist based in Dar es Salaam. E-mail: jenerali@gmail.co
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    Uwezo Tunao JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa hivyo inamaana hata huu ufisadi kila kona ya taifa letu labda nianze kuangalia uzuri zaidi kwamba ni kitu gani mama Salma Kikwete huenda anauficha chini ya kucha kuhusu mi-Dowansi, EPA, Meremeta na mambo kama hayo eeehhh????????????

    Sawa, acha basi nielekeze microscope yangu kwake zaidi tangu sasa.
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    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Mhhhhh! Behind every fisadi/corrupt man there is......
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    kayumba JF-Expert Member

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    Hii makala kweli inafikirisha!

    Tutaanza kuchunguza kwa makini hawa wake zao.
  5. Michelle

    Michelle JF-Expert Member

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    Very few men especially in Africa listens to their women in big decisions such as those that affect the nation.....Our opinions rarely matter and our involvement is minimal,we are only involved in public,bed,kitchen and other house chores......If men try to listen to us a bit and respect our opinions,i bet Tanzania and the rest of the world will be a better place.

    Women care,we feel the pains that come from selfish/poor decision that men make such as those of Ufisadi and if we could be respected and involved we will not have those corrupt decisions made by the men we love or we work with...........Most of the first ladies or even wives of most leaders read from the newspaper or learn from the media about the stupid/selfish actions made by their husbands!!!!!
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    ChiefmTz JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa nini usianze na Anna Mkapa?
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    Chapa Nalo Jr JF-Expert Member

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    Kubali tu ukweli, na sasa sio wanawashawishi waume zao wafanye ufisadi, bali wanafanya wenyewe kwa migongo ya waume zao. Kumbuka mama Siti mwinyi alichofanya-biashara zile za stella artous na dhahabu alizokamaka Mrema airport nk; angalia mama Mkapa ni hatari tupu.

    Ndugu, mbona wanaposema katika kila mafanikio ya mwanaume nyuma yake kuna nguvu ya mwanamke(mke) mna-support!, sasa mbona ikiwa vinginevyo mnasema sio mwanamke.

    Record za sasa ufisadi hauna jinsia, fuatilia hapo nyumbani Tz, sikilizia Nigeria skendo za kuyumba kwa mabenki jinsi wanawake walivyoshiriki uporaji.

    Mwanzoni wanawake walionekana kuwa clean kwa vile hawakupewa mamlaka, lakini kwa sasa tumeona hukuna tofauti kwa suala la uadilifu kupimwa kwa mizani ya jinsia.
  8. Kiranga

    Kiranga JF-Expert Member

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    All I can say is Twaha Jenerali is bolder than I ever thought. Even in the age of Makinda and "Gender Equality". And at the risk of deviating from reason and the "benefit of doubt" mantra, sometimes, worryingly so.
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    Zing JF-Expert Member

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    if we try to deriv further Jenerali's equations we have the following statements
    Nyerere there was Maria Nyerere....................1
    Mwinyi there was .X.........................................2
    Ben Mkapa there was Y...................................3
    JM kikwete. there is Z......................................4

    But if statement 1 is true then ......
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    Baba_Enock JF-Expert Member

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    AnBEN corrupted Mkapa
    SitCom Corrupted Mwinyi
    SaWaMa is Corrupting JK & RahTech & Oil is Corrupting JK
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    Abdulhalim JF-Expert Member

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    'High-maintenance women' know how to find their ways into lives of most powerful men in any society, so this shouldn't be news.
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    Uwezo Tunao JF-Expert Member

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    Jua linapochomoza asubuhi na mapema siku zote hutangulia kuwapiga watu waliosimama kabla ya kuwaangukia wale waliochuchumaa. Haya maneno ya busara niliotumia kukujibu swali lako nimeyaazima kutoka kwa Prof Chunua Achebe katika kitabu chake cha 'Mparaganyiko wa Jamii / Vitu Huparaganyika'.

    Niliamua kwa makusudi kabisa kutaja Mama Salma Kikwete na wala si Anna wa Siti kwa sababu tu sasa hivi zoezi lolote linapoanza KUCHUNGUZA MAKOSA KALE DHIDI YA JAMII YA TANZANIA ni sharti tutaanza kwa kuwakamata mashati Familia ya Bw Kikwete kwanza kabla ya wengine kwa sababu wao ndio wako ofisini hivi sasa. Hii hauna maana kwamba Watanzania huenda tumehujumiwa tu na familia hii hapa.

    Swali zaidi mzee??
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    Michelle JF-Expert Member

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    Hakuna sehemu nimeukataa ukweli kwenye comment yangu,nilichosema ni kuwa still very few men listen to what their women have to say, i did not say all men do not listen to their women or can not be corrupted by women!!
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    Gama JF-Expert Member

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    anzia kwa siti tafadhari, ndipo crisis ya power ilipo-deepen tukanunua jenereta kama njugu na petrol ikaota mbawa, lakini pia tulikunywa stela artois bia kama mbege..........................., usisahau kutembelea na kule kwa komandoo......................, si mchezo. Usisahau kuwa hata uuzaji wa loliondo first lady ilinyosha kidole,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, kazi ipo.
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    Aanze na Anna Mkapa au Sitti Mwinyi. Whata corrupt arab trash
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    Gama JF-Expert Member

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    na huko kwa manyangau si munaona wenyewe!, lucy kibaki si mchezo. Na huko uganda si mulisikia wenyewe first lady alivyo ungurumisha li-aeroplane kwenda ujeremani kumzalisha binti yake. Si mchezo.